Star Wars: Jedi – The Dark Side #2 – Review

Writer: Scott Allie

Artist: Mahmud Asrar

Colorist: Paul Mounts

Dispatched to the planet Telos IV, Qui-Gon, his Padawan Xanatos, and the lovely Jedi Master Tahl must uncover the secrets behind a recent political assassination and prevent an outbreak of civil war. For the headstrong Xanatos, this return to the world of his birth has dredged up hidden resentments, while Master Tahl has herself become a target for assassination!

Intrigue, action, danger, and the dark side are imminent! Years before the events in Star Wars: Episode I, before Obi-Wan Kenobi was his Padawan, and before he met Anakin Skywalker, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn had his first encounters with the dark side . . .

* Writer Scott Allie’s first Star Wars story since Star Wars: Empire—Betrayal.
* Illustrated by rising star Mahmud Asrar (Brightest Day: The Atom Special, Avengers: The Initiative).
* Covers by acclaimed artist Stéphane Roux (Countdown to Final Crisis, Action Comics)

Review:

After being attacked on their arrival on Telos the Jedi’ quickly jump into the murder investigation that they are tasked with. Xanatos has trouble handling all the emotions he is feeling now he is back on his homeworld. This issues is mostly introduces the movers and shakers on Telos and reveals something about the assassination that could cause problems for the Jedi. I would of liked the story to move on further then it does.

The art from Mahmud Asrar is just as good as the first issue. It’s nice and simple and doesn’t distract from the story at all. The first between Master Tahl and the Antarian Ranger is a great example of his talent at composing fight scenes.

Conclusion:

Another issue with great art is slightly brought down by a story that is mostly just establishing characters instead of moving the story further ahead. I recommend that if you got the first issues and enjoyed it then pick up this issue as it’s more of the same.

I’ll give Star Wars: Jedi – The Dark Side #2 3.5 out of 5

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GS Reviewer: Matt

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One comment

  1. I was very enthusiastic about this new series, and liked the #1, this one was utterly boring to me. I hope they improve, this reminded me those boring “senate-diplomacy” episodes of clone wars

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